If you wanna win, you gotta learn how to play Head Games

I bet y'all didn't know that you could learn a lot about how to succeed in politics by listening to classic rock.

It's true. On a related note, you can also learn a lot by listening to Foreigner.

See what I did there? Poor Foreigner...they tried so hard.

But I digress...let me turn back to the subject at hand.

Head Games.

Remember when Clint Eastwood stood up at the GOP convention and made it culturally acceptable to acknowledge what, heretofore, had only been spoken of on right wing blogs and talk radio: namely that our so-called president was an empty chair?

Of course you do. It was awesome.

Well, remember what our soon-to-be ex-president's immediate response to Eastwood was? He manned-up and asserted his Alpha-male dominance in the most Beta-male way possible: he sent out a tweet. Of the back of his head. In a chair with a label on it, kinda like the labels your mom may have put in your underwear before sending you off to summer camp to be beat up by the kids who noticed you had labels in your underwear.

Here's that tweet. (Warning, links to the president's twitter feed). "This seat's taken." Oh meeeee-owwwwwww.

Oh, the chortles that Team Barry must have had over that tweet. I'm sure Axelrod and Plouffe were high-fiving each other over this devastatingly macho rejoinder to being called out by one of the Great American Iconic Tough Guys.

Fast forward a couple of months though. Guess who has a new ad out? Why...it's the soon to be 45th President of the United States, Mitt Romney.

And guess what image is used to frame the opening scene. That's right: the tweet that Team Barry sent out.

I'm embedding the ad..check it for yourself:

Now the content of the ad is awesome, and it makes for a great "closing argument." You should e-mail it around to all your friends to make sure it's seen. But I want to talk about it for another reason.

I want to talk about it because it's a punking on a national scale.

Over the weekend, I discussed this ad on Twitter with @dawinship. I pointed out the use of the tweet, and Doug suggested it was an Easter Egg planted by Team Romney to appeal to those of us who obsess over this kind of stuff.

He's partially right. But it's also something else: it's a direct shot by Team Romney across Team Barry's bow. It's Team Romney saying: "No matter what you try in this campaign, Mr. President, we can and will use it to defeat you. No matter what assets you think you have, we can and will make them our own."

It's basically the Romney Campaign telling the Obama folks "All your base are belong to us."

It's ballsy and it's brassy, and you can be certain that the folks in Chicago noticed its inclusion. And you can also be certain that, for a team with a candidate who CAN NOT TAKE RIDICULE, it's in their heads.

It's the kind of stuff that a winning campaign does. And it reminded me of a great story I wanted to share.

One of my dearest friends relayed a story to me about a GOP campaign on which he once worked. The GOP candidate discovered that his Dem opponent was receiving laundered campaign contributions from a labor union with mob ties. The GOP campaign decided to make the Democrat's use of "mob money" an issue in the closing days.

The GOP candidate decided to call a morning press conference in which all the sordid details were to be exposed. The evening before the presser, the GOP campaign manager did something interesting.

He asked one of the volunteers to deliver a package to the Dem campaign team.

The package consisted of one manila envelope. And inside the envelope? A video-cassette of the movie "The Godfather".

The day of the press conference, another video gets sent over. This time it was "Goodfellas".

For one week following the press conference, at the end of every day the GOP campaign manager sent a mafia themed movie over to the Dem Campiagn manager.

Why?

Mind games. Taunting. Living rent-free inside the oppositions head. It conveys a tactical advantage, and it's important. Oh, and by the way, the GOP'er won a close race too.

It's like Foreigner said "if you want to win you gotta learn to play Head Games."

If you dig classic rock and roll, or even Foreigner, feel free to follow me on Twitter. I'm @jackmcoldcuts.

Posted by: Jack M. at 11:37 AM



Comments

1 It's basically the Romney Campaign telling the Obama folks "All your base are belong to us."

Sun Tzu: Not just "one from Column B" anymore.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at October 22, 2012 11:43 AM (ZKzrr)

2
Head Games...... Foreigner.


I see what you did there......

Posted by: Barrack Soreto Obama at October 22, 2012 11:44 AM (C8hzL)

3 Just returned from early voting in Houston. Suprisingly, at least to me, a very long line and growing as I left. Seems like people on both sides of the aisleare very motivated to vote.

Posted by: polynikes at October 22, 2012 11:44 AM (m2CN7)

4 if Bozo loses what happens to his relationship with the black community?

1. Does he become a rallying cry martyr?
or
2. Does he go back to being a mulatto who's not one of us?

reposted for new thread

Posted by: Avi at October 22, 2012 11:44 AM (51xVX)

5 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channeling Breitbart at October 22, 2012 11:45 AM (nUH8H)

6 "Seems like people on both sides of the aisleare very motivated to vote."

Yes, both the "I like Mitt" and the "I hate Jugears McFuckstick" sides of the aisle...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 22, 2012 11:45 AM (wtvvX)

7 Do Not Taunt Empty Fun Chair

Posted by: Sheriff Lobo at October 22, 2012 11:45 AM (+I8Mq)

8
Fifth? Maybe sixth or seventh?

Posted by: Horse Teeth Biden at October 22, 2012 11:46 AM (Q2wni)

9 The problem with Sun Tzu in this case is that "attack where your enemy is weak" doesn't really help when he's weak everywhere.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channeling Breitbart at October 22, 2012 11:46 AM (nUH8H)

10 It definitely feels like Romney is inside Obama's OODA loop. Obama is reacting to things Romney did days ago and Romney seemingly has feints and attacks ready to release as soon as an opening appears.

Posted by: supercore23 at October 22, 2012 11:46 AM (bwV72)

11 It may only appeal to the 0.1 percent of us who follow this stuff religiously.

But.

It.

Is.

Awesome.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at October 22, 2012 11:48 AM (BvTwT)

12 Then there's Lennon's "Mind Games."

Meh. "Head Games."

I also recall Limbaugh soon after his "I hope he fails" line. SCOAMF had his gathering of Republican leaders and he told them not to listen to Limbaugh.

Rent free. In a very empty, jug-eared head for 4 years.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 22, 2012 11:48 AM (+tqYo)

13 Nothing better than getting in your opponents head and taking a big old shit. Ridicule is the best weapon against Obama, always.

Posted by: kalel666 at October 22, 2012 11:49 AM (8WPsB)

14 It's nice having a well-run Republican Presidential campaign again...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 22, 2012 11:49 AM (wtvvX)

15 If (when) Romeny wins this, hopefully future GOP candidates for any office will learn from how this campaign was organized and the importance of playing hardball with the opponent. Hit hard, hit often, hit effectively.

Posted by: IC at October 22, 2012 11:49 AM (a0IVu)

16 When the Dallas Morning News endorses Romney over Obama, you know there is no contest in Texas.

If all the major mets in Texas (DFW, Houston, San An, Austin) all go for Romney (and I'm pretty sure of all of those except Austin), there's no way TFG even really shows up.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channeling Breitbart at October 22, 2012 11:49 AM (nUH8H)

17 All Mitt has to do is tell us the truth.

Truth slays Democrat ambition like a pissed-off Buffy slays brand-new vamps.

Posted by: eman at October 22, 2012 11:50 AM (+XD7n)

18 Liberals still don't "get" Twitter. I doubt they ever will. It's almost not fair to use it like we do.

Posted by: Roy at October 22, 2012 11:50 AM (VndSC)

19 Fire for Effect, Over.

Posted by: USMC8541 at October 22, 2012 11:50 AM (oY6Yp)

20 Re: the Foreigner video - I'm just glad that Curly had a further career after his Three Stooges days were behind him.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 22, 2012 11:50 AM (DRgeg)

21 remember the few weeks before the debate when Romney was losing and we were all wringing our hair .
was Romneys team tactically brilliant , fooling us all , or did he just have a good debate?

Posted by: Avi at October 22, 2012 11:51 AM (51xVX)

22 Things like the Big Bird meme are supposed to be head games too but not the whole campaign!

When I worked on a congressional campaign a long time ago, the manager said he was going to dress up in a chicken suit and stand outside the opponent's office because he refused to debate.

Stupid, I thought, because that's all he had. Media thought so too and mocked him for it. So like you say if you're winning, it's great! If not, you look like ... an empty chair, or an empty chicken suit.

Posted by: PJ at October 22, 2012 11:51 AM (DQHjw)

23 New Morning..
New Day...


Posted by: Nov 7th - 2012 at October 22, 2012 11:51 AM (C8hzL)

24 @17: Yes. And that's the difference.

They want us to shut up. We want them to keep talking...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 22, 2012 11:51 AM (wtvvX)

25 FINISH HIM!

Posted by: The Commentor who really, really wants Romney to FINISH HIM at October 22, 2012 11:51 AM (OWjjx)

26 16 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channeling Breitbart at October 22, 2012 11:49 AM (nUH8H)

Well, the New York Observer endorsed Mitt and the NY Post will more than likely follow suit, but I don't think he's going to show up for a rally in Central Park. Our party crashed and burned here thanks to Pataki and company.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 22, 2012 11:52 AM (+tqYo)

27 23 New Morning..
New Day...
Now there seeing things
my way....

Posted by: Mitt Romney at October 22, 2012 11:52 AM (kc2b9)

28 Why...it's the soon to be 45th President of the United States, Mitt Romney.


I so so so so want an Office of the Presumptive President Elect seal to show up at a campaign stop.


This ad seems appropriate for this post - http://youtu.be/u2eojFZ0c20 - I laugh and laugh whenever I see it.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra impact. at October 22, 2012 11:53 AM (VtjlW)

29 When you keep searching for the meme of outrage (Big Bird, Binders, Romnesia) that is going to change the direction, your losing.

When you can sit back and punk your opponet, your winning.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 22, 2012 11:53 AM (OWjjx)

30 Jebus, JJJr. Sending messages/commercials from the mental ward for people to vote for him. Even more pathetic that his sperm donor.

Posted by: Infidel at October 22, 2012 11:53 AM (O/fK8)

31 @26: What did Pataki do to screw the pooch in NY? Guess I missed that stuff....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 22, 2012 11:54 AM (wtvvX)

32 if Bozo loses what happens to his relationship with the black community?



1. Does he become a rallying cry martyr?

or

2. Does he go back to being a mulatto who's not one of us?



My prediction:

First - RACISM!!!! x 11ty7 on all MFM outlets until the end of the year. There couldn't possibly any other reason why.

Second - the black community will eventually drop the racism stupidity and go with "epic failure" because he conned them all.

Posted by: EC at October 22, 2012 11:54 AM (GQ8sn)

33 remember the few weeks before the debate when Romney was losing and we were all wringing our hair .

was Romneys team tactically brilliant , fooling us all , or did he just have a good debate?

---

No.... despite being fully cognizant of it..... some were buying into the media narrative about Romney and bullshit polling.....

but... that is behind us now..

Posted by: fixerupper at October 22, 2012 11:54 AM (C8hzL)

34 was Romneys team tactically brilliant , fooling us all , or did he just have a good debate?
Posted by: Avi at October 22, 2012 11:51 AM (51xVX)
--
Romney's team is tactically and strategically brilliant, but more importantly, he broke through the media firewall that was determined to give his campaign no air.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 22, 2012 11:54 AM (DRgeg)

35
There's been a lot of those mind games from the Romney camp.

Including in the debates, when Romney associates O with his sons.

lol

Loved it.

Posted by: 15 days at October 22, 2012 11:54 AM (LpQbZ)

36 But, but I read today that tonights debate is the one that will secure the election for... wait for it.... obama. You see Romney is "flip flopping on China... pay no attention to Libya...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna at October 22, 2012 11:54 AM (9+ccr)

37 Sorta off topic.

I heard an obama commercial whining about health insurance and how Mitt removed the mandatory child insurance law in MA on two radio stations within a half hour of each other. I live in Wisconsin so he is starting to push harder here.

Not sure what else they whined about because as soon as I realized what it was I switched stations.

Posted by: Deathknyte at October 22, 2012 11:54 AM (Wb+jS)

38 >>>reposted for new thread

Your question is both irrelevant and impertinent.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular! With Full Stomping Power! at October 22, 2012 11:54 AM (0q2P7)

39
Liberals still don't "get" Twitter. I doubt they ever will. It's almost not fair to use it like we do.

Posted by: Roy at October 22, 2012 11:50 AM (VndSC)





Kick 'em when they're down, that's what I say.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 22, 2012 11:55 AM (TIIx5)

40 "Just returned from early voting in Houston.
Suprisingly, at least to me, a very long line and growing as I left.
Seems like people on both sides of the aisle are very motivated to vote.


Posted by: polynikes"

Getting ready to go early vote in Katy today. I wonder how the lines will look? I just want to go as early as possible, just in case my toilet overflows on the 6th (per Mooch). And I would posit that our side is waaaayyy more motivated than the other.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at October 22, 2012 11:55 AM (CoHQw)

41 The moment that I got enthusiastic about Romney and that he had a good shot at winning was when he went after SCOAMF for "you didn't build that."

It was passionate, off the cuff and on the money. And the 1st debate sealed the deal.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 22, 2012 11:55 AM (+tqYo)

42 Two-handed strategy always works best for me.

Posted by: Othered at October 22, 2012 11:56 AM (EuW9O)

43 As Carter gave us Reagan and Dinkins gave us Giulliani, Obama will give us Romney.

Prepare for at the minimum, 16 years of Republican Presidents.


Now if we can only get the House and the Senate for that long, we could repair this country!!

Posted by: General Woundwort at October 22, 2012 11:56 AM (06lNq)

44 Mitt has run an excellent campaign.

After the primaries he couldn't access a lot of money until the conventions. So he put what money he did have into GOTV organizations.

Then he held his fire until the last month. The debate helped, but I think this has been planned. And I think he was prepared to debate and that wasn't a fluke.

Love this head fake!

Posted by: Miss Marple at October 22, 2012 11:56 AM (GoIUi)

45 Breaking on Fox Business News, James Biden, brother of Joey Plugs, gets a 1.5 billion deal to build homes in Iraq. Contract comes from Iraqi government, in other words, us.

Linky

http://tinyurl.com/98rvkwm

Posted by: MrCaniac at October 22, 2012 11:56 AM (Zd/NW)

46 What happened to Lou Gramm?

Posted by: Pipe Holder at October 22, 2012 11:57 AM (VTeUD)

47 Winning.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 22, 2012 11:57 AM (eavT+)

48 I cannot WAIT for tonight's debate. I dearly want Barry Bartokomous to say, "I killed Bin Laden," so that Mitt can come back with, "The Navy SEALS say otherwise."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO supporter at October 22, 2012 11:57 AM (CA2NO)

49 21
remember the few weeks before the debate when Romney was losing and we were all wringing our hair .

was Romneys team tactically brilliant , fooling us all , or did he just have a good debate?


Errm, not ALL of us, although I confess to being a bit concerned a few times. However, the proof is in the pudding. And yes, I chose that medium deliberately. This has been a textbook example of developing a strategy, implementing it, and making adjustments as needed.

Posted by: pep at October 22, 2012 11:57 AM (YXmuI)

50
Part of me really wants the election to turn out 53% to 47%, just because "47%! oh noes".

OTOH, a 65 -35 crushing would be enjoyable.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 22, 2012 11:58 AM (PHb2k)

51 Kick 'em when they're down, that's what I say.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 22, 2012 11:55 AM (TIIx5)


And when they try to get up, kick them again.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO supporter at October 22, 2012 11:58 AM (CA2NO)

52 45 If he builds them the way Obama, Jarret and Rezko built the Low Income Housing in Chicago they won't ever be occupied.

Posted by: Sheriff Lobo at October 22, 2012 11:58 AM (+I8Mq)

53 Oh, to laugh and mock McCain's idiotic campaign tactics of...smile, defer, step aside, agree, show weakness and operate on one level. Dopes.

Mitt's campaign, his ads and ground game in particular, have been very responsive.

Posted by: mare at October 22, 2012 11:58 AM (A98Xu)

54 43 As Carter gave us Reagan and Dinkins gave us Giulliani, Obama will give us Romney.

Prepare for at the minimum, 16 years of Republican Presidents.
Now if we can only get the House and the Senate for that long, we could repair this country!!
Posted by: General Woundwort at October 22, 2012 11:56 AM (06lNq)


If Rubio is Ryan's running mate and West becomes Rubio's, let's go for 32 years, shall we?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 22, 2012 11:58 AM (+tqYo)

55 My waffles are getting cold, my arugula is wilted, and I've got a birthday party to attend. Y'all are racists, anyhoo. I'm outta here, here's Billy to handle my light work.

Posted by: BHO Jackwagon at October 22, 2012 11:58 AM (0It32)

56 Kick 'em when they're down, that's what I say.

That's the best time.

Posted by: Jcw46 at October 22, 2012 11:59 AM (Vh0f5)

57 You can try aiming your bullets at us, Mr. Jack M Coldcuts, but we will prevail.
As my father used to say: "Joey, you gotta remember that if you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig."
Mind games simply won't work on me.

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 22, 2012 11:59 AM (xvtYZ)

58

What if Trump pulls out another birth certificate?

Ace will have kittens and declare all is lost.
And we'll spend the next 3 news cycles doing damage control because we're a bunch of nervous nellies.

Posted by: soothsayer at October 22, 2012 11:59 AM (F3eIL)

59 Part of me really wants the election to turn out 53% to 47%, just because "47%! oh noes".

OTOH, a 65 -35 crushing would be enjoyable.


Irrespective if Romney wins, I plan on being up on You Tube with a series of "Dear 47%..can't we just get along? No....fuck you, we won" videos.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 22, 2012 11:59 AM (OWjjx)

60 Basically, if a KFC Cheesy Bacon Bowl was running as the R candidate against O, I'd crawl through glass to vote for it.

However, I do have to give props to the R-Money campaign- they have the teeth that the McCain team never had. VERY impressed.

Posted by: shibumi at October 22, 2012 12:00 PM (z63Tr)

61 45 Breaking on Fox Business News, James Biden, brother of Joey Plugs, gets a 1.5 billion deal to build homes in Iraq. Contract comes from Iraqi government, in other words, us.

Linky

http://tinyurl.com/98rvkwm
Posted by: MrCaniac at October 22, 2012 11:56 AM (Zd/NW)



But, but, but... Haliburton!!!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 22, 2012 12:00 PM (+tqYo)

62 I don't really look forward to tonight's debate. More softballs for Obama, more interruptions for Romney.

Posted by: JDTAY at October 22, 2012 12:00 PM (a0nis)

63 Based what we are seeing at the present with Romney, too bad he didn't win the nomination back in 2008. Maybe we could have been spared the "Obama Disaster". No, we had to nominate McCain and now we are paying for it. Obama was a sitting duck in 2008 and stepped on our dicks. Also Palin was an idiot, Right ?????

Posted by: Wall_E at October 22, 2012 12:00 PM (48wze)

64 I bet there's one hell of an echo inside Preznit P Shiddy's head.

Posted by: ontherocks at October 22, 2012 12:00 PM (aZ6ew)

65 Just returned from catching up on AllenG's 'Benghazi Files' posts.
Nice job, Allen. Deserved of a sidebar link if'n you're asking me.

Posted by: garrett at October 22, 2012 12:01 PM (hjQhW)

66 "The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters finds Romney with 50% support to Obama’s 46%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and one percent (1%) remains undecided."

http://is.gd/7EHjLv

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 22, 2012 12:01 PM (2b4yb)

67
I really hope he hits those 3 things, (the bad economy statistics, "you didn't build that" and the theft of the $716 billion from medicare) the last 2 weeks. People really responded to that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 22, 2012 12:01 PM (PHb2k)

68 @45

It's only a conspiracy when we do it.

Posted by: JDTAY at October 22, 2012 12:02 PM (a0nis)

69 Foreigner - "Head Games"....thanks a fu#$ng lot. Took me two decades to forget that song.

Posted by: Spike at October 22, 2012 12:02 PM (TdwGH)

70 Good analogy Jack ,

Romney has been the target since the republican primary's began (which in it's self suggests something )...
But I also think there is a deep hatred between the two...
At the Alfred E.smith dinner the other night Romney went right to the edge of Roasting the president and taught every late night comodeian that a sharp wit will indeed get laughs...

Posted by: AmericanDawg at October 22, 2012 12:02 PM (XIsD/)

71 Via Drudge, there's this:

Donald Trump claims Barack Obama bombshell

Coming Wednesday. Says it will impact election.

Posted by: shibumi at October 22, 2012 12:02 PM (z63Tr)

72
I wanna know what loooove is.....

Posted by: Sanda Fluke at October 22, 2012 12:02 PM (C8hzL)

73 Posted by: garrett at October 22, 2012 12:01 PM (hjQhW)

AllenG has a blog?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 22, 2012 12:02 PM (2b4yb)

74 Breaking on Fox Business News, James Biden, brother of Joey Plugs, gets a 1.5 billion deal to build homes in Iraq.

Do you know what it's like to have a sibling who has no source of income except for you?

Posted by: George Bluth at October 22, 2012 12:02 PM (ZKzrr)

75 Just called Lindsey Graham's office asking them to consider issuing an immediate statement on the New York Times article that is so blatantly duplicitous that it appears to have been written by team Obama.

Unbelievable.

Posted by: Journolist at October 22, 2012 12:03 PM (VbTKR)

76 Oh yeah!!! Rock music for the Romney campaign...

Boys, fire up Matthew Wilder's "Ain't Nothin Gonna Break My Stride." If that doesn't fire up the masses, nothing will.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 22, 2012 12:03 PM (TOk1P)

77

How is Obama gonna take credit for the decision to end the war in Iraq?

And then Obama is gonna claim that Romney was against ending the war in Iraq.

Should be an interesting night filled with lies, lies, and more lies.

Posted by: soothsayer at October 22, 2012 12:03 PM (HtU5U)

78 I don't really look forward to tonight's debate. More softballs for Obama, more interruptions for Romney.

Yes, but voters are watching for that now. These are opportunities for Mitt to show what he can do, and how he handles adversity. When you're good at it, as he is, you look even better than you would have otherwise. Unintended consequences for the DemSM collective.

Posted by: pep at October 22, 2012 12:03 PM (YXmuI)

79 >>If Rubio is Ryan's running mate and West becomes Rubio's, let's go for 32 years, shall we?

One thing I think W really screwed up on is not replacing Cheney in the second term. Instead of having an incumbent vice-president running against Obama in '08 we ended up with McCain. We all know how that worked out.

Mitt made a great choice in Ryan not only for the policy reasons but because in 8 years Ryan won't be 3 heart transplants deep already.

Posted by: supercore23 at October 22, 2012 12:03 PM (bwV72)

80 Oh, very clever there Jack M. Foreigner? Sure you just posted that band because of the song. Yeah right, you birther!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at October 22, 2012 12:03 PM (/YJYi)

81 Heh... here is an email I got from the Obama campaign in Sacramento.. how freakin pathetic is the first line?!!

SACRAMENTO FOR OBAMA
2008 ALUMNI GET TOGETHER


***If you no longer live in the Sacramento area and/or are no longer a supporter, please excuse this email. IF YOU ARE STILL A SUPPORTER, please read on:

"We were one heck of a team during the '08 elections, it was a very special time where we all made special bonds with many very special people. Some have gotten involved this time around, some have not - with just 2+ weeks left until the election day it is a tight race and the President that we helped elect in 2008 needs as again."

How pathetic.. if you still support us.. lets go back to 2008....
ugh.. and its "needs US again".. geebus.. who writes this shit?!

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 22, 2012 12:03 PM (DGIjM)

82 @71

Donald Trump makes us look bad. Unless he has something really good, he should stick to obscurity.

Posted by: JDTAY at October 22, 2012 12:03 PM (a0nis)

83 If Obama can't take ridicule, then he never should haver have alloweda shot of his jug-eared head from the back to be released to anyone ever.

Posted by: Natasha at October 22, 2012 12:03 PM (jU5uf)

84 Just voted Romney in Round Rock TX, steady no lines, felt great!!!

Posted by: gonzotx at October 22, 2012 12:04 PM (4CQjf)

85 Via Drudge, there's this:

Donald Trump claims Barack Obama bombshell

Coming Wednesday. Says it will impact election.

----

Whatever is up Trumps sleeve.... it better be 100% on target and verifiable. No sense in fucking up in the fourth quarter when your ahead.

Posted by: Sanda Fluke at October 22, 2012 12:04 PM (C8hzL)

86 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at October 22, 2012 12:05 PM (6o4Fb)

87 ack..... begone foul Fluke sock

Posted by: fixerupper at October 22, 2012 12:05 PM (C8hzL)

88 Foreigner doesn't need your approval. Foreigner doesn't want your approval. Foreigner rocks and, occasionally, rolls.

Posted by: CJ at October 22, 2012 12:05 PM (9KqcB)

89 I hope Trump has Barry Sotero's college application that says 'foreign student"

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 22, 2012 12:05 PM (DGIjM)

90
Posted by: Jcw46 at October 22, 2012 11:59 AM (Vh0f5)

Hi JCE46.

Your rant on the Greatest Generation on the last thread had some good points. One miss was bringing up Social Security as a knock on the GG. My Dad fought in WWII. SS act passed in 1935, when he was 8 years old. So I think the generation prior to the GG has to take responsibility for SS, no?

Posted by: Meremortal at October 22, 2012 12:05 PM (1Y+hH)

91
Donald Trump claims Barack Obama bombshell

Coming Wednesday. Says it will impact election.


Posted by: shibumi at October 22, 2012 12:02 PM (z63Tr)







I'm thinking that the best way for Trump to help the Romney campaign is to stop trying to help the Romney campaign.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 22, 2012 12:05 PM (TIIx5)

92 Whoops sorry, I think the poster above in my #90is Jcw46.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 22, 2012 12:06 PM (1Y+hH)

93 Didn't Trump also say that he was going to drop a bombshell at the convention? Did I miss it?

Posted by: Adam at October 22, 2012 12:06 PM (/YJYi)

94 Little rumor going around DC that the WaPo might not endorse Obama, do some sort "present" vote and endorse neither.

Posted by: Jean at October 22, 2012 12:07 PM (u5ozF)

95 Oh well. At least it wasn't London Boys.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 22, 2012 12:07 PM (SY2Kh)

96 Donald Trump excels in one area; promotion of Donald Trump. How many times has that m/f filed for BK?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 22, 2012 12:07 PM (DKxu1)

97

pre-mature nail biting?

that's a first

Posted by: soothsayer at October 22, 2012 12:07 PM (7GyjN)

98 they are very very good at getting in the JEFs OODA loop.

Posted by: Thunderb at October 22, 2012 12:07 PM (Dnbau)

99 I have trust issues when it comes to Donald Trump.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 22, 2012 12:07 PM (kc2b9)

100 "Coming Wednesday. Says it will impact election.


Posted by: shibumi"

If that's true, then why wait until Wednesday? STFU, Trump. We've got this.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at October 22, 2012 12:08 PM (CoHQw)

101 I love that tweet. So indicative of Obama's juvenile obsession with the trappings of his office and not with actually doing the damn job. His entire campaign this yearis one more reminiscent of a campaign for ahigh schoolstudentcouncil president than one for President of the United States.
Some people run for President to Be Somebody. Our best Presidents have been those who already were Somebody and ran for President to Do Something. (TR, Ike, Reagan.) This was always the big secret of Ronald Reagan's success in my opinion. He already was Somebody. So is Mitt Romney. Barack Obama is clearly in the ranks of those who ran to Be Somebody.

Posted by: rockmom at October 22, 2012 12:08 PM (aBlZ1)

102 71
Via Drudge, there's this:

Donald Trump claims Barack Obama bombshell

Coming Wednesday. Says it will impact election.


Posted by: shibumi at October 22, 2012 12:02 PM (z63Tr)


As much as I like anything that makes Obama look bad, Trump and Allred need to STFU.


This isn't a game to see who the biggest attention whore is. This is a war to keep America from destruction.


Posted by: Tami at October 22, 2012 12:08 PM (X6akg)

103 Little rumor going around DC that the WaPo might not endorse Obama, do some sort "present" vote and endorse neither.

Meh- I might suspect that they're just trying to generate buzz before endorsing Obama. WaPo is the MSNBC of newspapers.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 22, 2012 12:08 PM (SY2Kh)

104 @Jumbo Shrimp: It's the equivalent of Dan Akroyd saying that the world needs Blues Brothers 2000.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at October 22, 2012 12:09 PM (BvTwT)

105 Oh that is fun, guess who has hopped on the stolen election meme? Iran's Press TV says Romney will steal this election like 2000 and 2004.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 22, 2012 12:09 PM (sNrwv)

106 We should all thank Reince Priebus (pardon asked in advance if that's misspelled) for not running the RNC like Michael Steele.

Posted by: Natasha at October 22, 2012 12:09 PM (jU5uf)

107 Bad hair is all I have to say, other than he shoulda ran as a Dem, and primaried TFG.

Posted by: Leon Redbone at October 22, 2012 12:09 PM (IBhCj)

108 90
Posted by: Jcw46 at October 22, 2012 11:59 AM (Vh0f5)

Hi JCE46.

Your rant on the Greatest Generation on the last thread had some good points. One miss was bringing up Social Security as a knock on the GG. My Dad fought in WWII. SS act passed in 1935, when he was 8 years old. So I think the generation prior to the GG has to take responsibility for SS, no?


Why does a "generation" get blamed for anything? Would you like being blamed for Obama?
I ain't taking responsibility for the SOB.

Posted by: BignJames at October 22, 2012 12:09 PM (j7iSn)

109 What was it that SCOAMF campaign operative said about Romney? If his lips were moving he was lying? http://tinyurl.com/8rh5h56 Right. Got it.

Posted by: HtP at October 22, 2012 12:09 PM (jx2j9)

110 If Romney starts well tonight, watch how Schieffer transforms into his angry bird persona.

It's hysterical, literally.

Posted by: ontherocks at October 22, 2012 12:09 PM (aZ6ew)

111 @94

*holds breath*

*keels over*

*passes out*

Posted by: JDTAY at October 22, 2012 12:09 PM (a0nis)

112 The Trump thing worries me. In less it is completely verifiable, the media is going to call it a dirty trick and it could cause sympathy for obama....

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna at October 22, 2012 12:10 PM (9+ccr)

113 Donald Trumph is the Jerry Rivers of manufactured T.V.

He's Spaztastic !

Posted by: AmericanDawg at October 22, 2012 12:10 PM (XIsD/)

114 Meremortal at October 22, 2012 12:05 PM (1Y+hH)

Plenty of the people alive in 1935 and old enough to vote were involved in WWII and into the '60's.

My parents for one, my uncles for others.

Besides they may have had no say on SS but they did on Medicare and Johnson's war on poverty.

Him and Jack Kennedy were elected by them. They influenced the course of the country for many years after and lead to a Democrat controlled House for 40 years.

It's not just SS and Medicare that's choking us now. It's laws and attitudes formed in the '50's, '60's and 70's also.

Posted by: Jcw46 at October 22, 2012 12:10 PM (Vh0f5)

115
This isn't as much of a closing argument as an opening. Not just street interviews on comedy shows, or Obama on Letterman, but people I know here simply don't know the basic facts about the debt, economy, or Obama's actual legislation and plans. I mean educated professionals who do things like depend on NBC for news.

Political ads for Republicansshould be as much about rebutting false media narratives on basic facts as anything else. To do so quickly on critical points as that ad does makes it the best for Romney I've seen this cycle, and I've seen them all living here. Of coursesome Internet only ads were as good, but those don't count.

Posted by: Beagle at October 22, 2012 12:11 PM (sOtz/)

116 @85: Tell us about it!

Posted by: Buffalo Bills at October 22, 2012 12:11 PM (izA2D)

117 I don't need no instructions to know how to rock!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3dfGv7cD7o

Posted by: Witchfinder at October 22, 2012 12:11 PM (pLTLS)

118 As much as I like anything that makes Obama look bad, Trump and Allred need to STFU.


This isn't a game to see who the biggest attention whore is. This is a war to keep America from destruction.

______________________

Someone just said something like this to me.

Trump and Allred should just do a pay per view mud wrestling naked.


Ewwwwww!

Posted by: tasker at October 22, 2012 12:11 PM (r2PLg)

119 Would it be too much to ask that Romney make a statement tonight along the following lines: "The President's supporters include Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Any questions?"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO supporter at October 22, 2012 12:11 PM (CA2NO)

120
Posted by: BignJames at October 22, 2012 12:09 PM (j7iSn)

I used the term responsibility but your point is well taken.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 22, 2012 12:11 PM (1Y+hH)

121 OODA Loop defined

The key is to obscure your intentions and make them unpredictable to your opponent while you simultaneously clarify his intentions.

That is, operate at a faster tempo to generate rapidly changing conditions that inhibit your opponent from adapting or reacting to those changes and that suppress or destroy his awareness.

Thus, a hodgepodge of confusion and disorder occur to cause him to over- or under-react to conditions or activities that appear to be uncertain, ambiguous, or incomprehensible.


The JEF is gonna over-react tonight. Romney i in his OODA Loop. Gonna be like the courtroom scene from Mutiny on the Bounty

Posted by: Thunderb at October 22, 2012 12:12 PM (Dnbau)

122 I so so so so want an Office of the
Presumptive President Elect seal to show
up at a campaign stop.



you do know that that is essentially what obamas stupid seal was. I remember mocking it before the election. it made one appearance and then disappeared until he became president elect.

Posted by: buzzion at October 22, 2012 12:12 PM (f9dFB)

123 112 The Trump thing worries me. In less it is completely verifiable, the media is going to call it a dirty trick and it could cause sympathy for obama....
Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna at October 22, 2012 12:10 PM (9+ccr)

____________________

Oh gawd--I think that could happen.

%$^#

Posted by: tasker at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (r2PLg)

124 If all the major mets in Texas (DFW, Houston, San An, Austin) all go for
Romney (and I'm pretty sure of all of those except Austin), there's no
way TFG even really shows up.
---
I thought Obambi said Texas was in play for him? Before the guy interviewing him reminded him that he lost by 11 points 4 years ago. Obumbles then lashed out at poor reporter guy.

Posted by: CUS at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (84pE9)

125 91

Donald Trump claims Barack Obama bombshell
Coming Wednesday. Says it will impact election.



Posted by: shibumi at October 22, 2012 12:02 PM (z63Tr)



I'm thinking that the best way for Trump to help the Romney campaign is to stop trying to help the Romney campaign.


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 22, 2012 12:05 PM (TIIx5)

Despite the fact that i would love to rubber neck this trainwreck, I have to agree.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Ali Muhammad Surpra-izi Amin U'rbu T'hol wright at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (ovpNn)

126 Fantastic piece today by Victor Davis Hanson;

Do We Believe Anymore?

I recommend it for the sidebar

http://tinyurl.com/8pq56wf

Posted by: kbdabear at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (wwsoB)

127 Libtard meme of the day: The firm that invests in the company that makes the voting machines being used in Ohio contributed to the Romney campaign. Ergo: VOTE FRAUD!

Posted by: Eisenhorn at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (CrJzY)

128 I am reminded of

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzAs7gfivpg

Posted by: kdp_hou at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (iIxEk)

129 So the Obama email continues... remember this is California... and they dont have enough money for garbage bags and coffee? Not enough volunteers?

"Saturday, October 27th at 9am join us at the CWA Union Hall, 2725 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento. Needed are: phonebankers, data peeps, phone bank coordinators, and people to help keep the volunteers hydrated and comfortable. Please bring your charged cell phone and a laptop, if you have one. There are many shifts to fill and they are listed below but it would be great for us all to see each other at 9am on the 27th."

Shifts: 9am-12, 12-3pm, 3pm-6pm, 6pm-9pm
Dates: Oct. 20 & 21, Oct. 27 & 28, Nov. 3, 4 & 5

Election Day: 6am - 9pm

Please share this with anyone who would like to help out - '08 Alumni or not. Cannot wait to see everyone and knock it out of the park like we do!

PS, they are in need of some supplies - here is the list:
1. *Clipboards*
2. *Surge protectors*
3. Paper & plastic cups
4. Paper plates
5. Napkins
6. Sugar
7. Creamer
8. Stirrers
9. Flat bottom filters for coffee (not cone)
10.Extra 10c. Mr. Coffee pot
11.Large sized garbage bags
12.Multi-purpose cleaning supplies
13.Extension cords
14.1st Aid Supplies
15.Pens
16.Pencils
17.Printer paper- white and pastel colored
18.Snacks
19.Bottles Water

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (DGIjM)

130 Plus, I wasn't blaming them for SS and Medicare so much as saying they didn't really deserve a label such as the Greatest Generation.

And lots of generations have gotten blamed for stuff that some individuals may not have approved of.

However, given that we elect by popular majority vote, you carry the responsibility even if you're part of the opposing party and the vote was 51% to 49%.

It's just the way it is.

Look at all the sh!t Boomers get blamed for.

Posted by: Jcw46 at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (Vh0f5)

131 Be careful, I have a belt that bestows upon me the powers of the super group Foreigner.
Too late, you have offended me!
What's the matter, having trouble seeing through your <<<DOUBLE VISON>>>?

Posted by: Warthog at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (WDySP)

132 It's not just SS and Medicare that's choking us now. It's laws and attitudes formed in the '50's, '60's and 70's also.
Posted by: Jcw46 at October 22, 2012 12:10 PM (Vh0f5)Point taken. But isn't this kind of a "Bush's fault" rant you are doing here?

Posted by: Meremortal at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (1Y+hH)

133 On the Trump thing, speaking of head games, maybe this will fluster obama just a bit tonight...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna at October 22, 2012 12:14 PM (9+ccr)

134 I just updated my Ohio model to include the new Q poll. Romney's lead grows by about .25% across all the models.

O+2.17% - Current RCP Average
R+8.92% - Average using the 2004 turnout model
O+0.51% - Average using the 2008 turnout model
R+5.72% - Average using the 2010 turnout model
R+4.99% - Average using the 2012 registration model
R+2.84% - Average using the D+3 turnout model

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 22, 2012 12:14 PM (pfm/k)

135 >>"The President's supporters include Ahmadinejad,
Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro, and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Any questions?"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO supporter at October 22, 2012 12:11 PM (CA2NO)



There are prolly credit card receipts kicking around somewhere to prove it too.

Posted by: ontherocks at October 22, 2012 12:14 PM (aZ6ew)

136 Trump will probably say he found Obama's birth certificate.

Posted by: Roy at October 22, 2012 12:14 PM (VndSC)

137 Trump will trump Allred, and they will both look like fools. It will cost BarryO a media cycle and Mitts momentum will continue to roll.

Posted by: Jean at October 22, 2012 12:14 PM (pmDdf)

138 The problem with Sun Tzu in this case is that "attack where your enemy is weak" doesn't really help when he's weak everywhere.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channeling Breitbart at October 22, 2012 11:46 AM (nUH8H)


--------------------------------------------------


It's what Rush, Levine, Beck and a chorus of others have been saying all along. Conservatism wins every time. The idea of a socialist America has always been weak. No one really wants it.

The MFM put everything, and I mean everything into Baraka. They're finding out that by doing this they became just as weak as the idea.

Posted by: Soona at October 22, 2012 12:14 PM (6k/wK)

139 What are you suggesting we send President Kool Kat? A binder containing a mirror?

Posted by: Fritz at October 22, 2012 12:15 PM (/ZZCn)

140 From VDH's piece that I linked to at #126

I had a lot of Obamas in class. They sat in the front of the room, posed long eloquent questions, mellifluously interrupted the lectures with clever refinements and qualifications, often self-referenced all that they had read and done — and then pow!: you grade their first test and there is simply nothing there: a D or F. It was quite stunning: how could a student be so confident in his rhetoric and so dismal in his performance?

Posted by: kbdabear at October 22, 2012 12:15 PM (wwsoB)

141
>>>The JEF is gonna over-react tonight. Romney i in his OODA Loop. Gonna be like the courtroom scene from Mutiny on the Bounty

I showed them, scientifically, Bin Laden had eaten those strawberries. But they were out to get me, but I WAS RIGHT!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular! With Full Stomping Power! at October 22, 2012 12:15 PM (0q2P7)

142 Excellent red meat post, Jack.

Posted by: Y-not at October 22, 2012 12:15 PM (5H6zj)

143 "Dear 47%..can't we just get along?
No....fuck you, we won" videos.

-I love a movie with a happy ending. Warms my heart.


Posted by: Jim Scrummy at October 22, 2012 12:15 PM (sbV1u)

144 Very Precious: (CNSNews.com) – First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged her husband’s supporters to vote early, because you may find your “toilet overflowing” on Election Day. "You can also tell people that they don’t have to wait until November the 6th to cast their ballots because you can do it early,” Mrs. Obama told a crowd Friday at theUniversity of Wisconsin in Wausau. “On Monday I led by example: I mailed in my ballot early,” she said. “I voted for Barack Obama. And I did it because I want to spend Election Day really working to turn out the vote, and that’s something that you may want to think about doing.”

Posted by: Wall_E at October 22, 2012 12:15 PM (48wze)

145 I am waiting for women to boob-flash Mitt like girls at a rock concert before I believe it's true.

Head games, indeed.

Posted by: marcus at October 22, 2012 12:16 PM (GGCsk)

146 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 22, 2012 12:02 PM (2b4yb)

Indeed I do. Though if you missed it, the exchange between BCochran and myself on last night's ONT really can't be beat as far as that meme goes.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channeling Breitbart at October 22, 2012 12:16 PM (nUH8H)

147 Isaw a classic rock cover band...a spoof band really, theywent over the top with the costumes...open their set with "Double Vision". Twice. Played it back to bak, in full. Crowd loved it. Not sure if it got the joke though.

Posted by: Ishmael at October 22, 2012 12:17 PM (9ND2c)

148 Whatev's Jcw46. Not worth arguing over. We all tend to defend our parents. You know how it is.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 22, 2012 12:17 PM (1Y+hH)

149 @ 129 - Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp

# 20 - bag-o-weed
# 21 - lighters

Posted by: AmericanDawg at October 22, 2012 12:17 PM (XIsD/)

150 My house could explode Moooooooooooooochele and I still will find a way to vote "Commie-Boy Out of Office"so you canjoin the 23 Million unemployed and cannot find job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Wall_E at October 22, 2012 12:18 PM (48wze)

151 @149

#22 Guy Fawkes masks
#23 Exlax

Posted by: JDTAY at October 22, 2012 12:18 PM (a0nis)

152 # 20 - bag-o-weed
# 21 - lighters
#23 - All of the Adderall and ritalin you can steal from your kids.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 22, 2012 12:19 PM (kc2b9)

153 Bastards......

I had completely forgotten Foreigner even existed. Now, I am forced to remember.

Bastards......

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC in Johnson County laughing at Cook County at October 22, 2012 12:19 PM (gaE3+)

154 First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged her husband’s supporters to vote early, because you may find your “toilet overflowing” on Election Day.

_________________

Oh that's just special--she couldn't think of any better reason to motivate Dems to vote for Obama--just more--

We HATE Rethuglicans!!!

This Obama rode in on a horse named Hate--that poor sucker has been whipped enough.

Posted by: tasker at October 22, 2012 12:19 PM (r2PLg)

155 149 @ 129 - Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp

# 20 - bag-o-weed
# 21 - lighters
Posted by: AmericanDawg at October 22, 2012 12:17 PM (XIsD/)


#22 - tissues... lots and lots of tissues

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 22, 2012 12:19 PM (DGIjM)

156 145
I am waiting for women to boob-flash Mitt like girls at a rock concert before I believe it's true.

Head games, indeed.


Posted by: marcus at October 22, 2012 12:16 PM (GGCsk)

I am going to the henderson RR event tomorrow.
I will boob flash Team RR in solidarity for you.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Ali Muhammad Surpra-izi Amin U'rbu T'hol wright at October 22, 2012 12:20 PM (ovpNn)

157 This has got to be the quote of the day ...


Unlike their more conservative cohorts, these women agreed that abortion is not any of the federal government's business. But they also didn't believe abortion rights were on the line in the coming election. "It has never changed," Zebib said. "We've had pro-life presidents many times, and it didn't change. It's a bumper sticker. They try to divert our attention." Eileen touched her friend's arm. "Most women I know, whether they're for Obama or Romney, they feel the same thing," she said. "It's a distraction. That whole Gloria Steinem thing is old."

Posted by: Gloria Steinem at October 22, 2012 12:20 PM (e8kgV)

158 Note to self: if Mooch knocks on the door and asks to use my bathroom, don't say yes.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at October 22, 2012 12:20 PM (ZKzrr)

159 The Trump thing worries me. In less it is completely verifiable, the media is going to call it a dirty trick and it could cause sympathy for obama.... Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna at October 22, 2012 12:10 PM (9+ccr) ____________________ Oh gawd--I think that could happen. %$^#
Posted by: tasker at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (r2PLg)


--------------------------------------------


Don't think so. I think most people are ready to revive a fine American tradition: The total beatdown.

Posted by: Soona at October 22, 2012 12:20 PM (6k/wK)

160 PS, they are in need of some supplies - here is the list:
1. *Clipboards*
2. *Surge protectors*
3. Paper & plastic cups
4. Paper plates
5. Napkins
6. Sugar
7. Creamer
8. Stirrers
9. Flat bottom filters for coffee (not cone)
10.Extra 10c. Mr. Coffee pot
11.Large sized garbage bags
12.Multi-purpose cleaning supplies
13.Extension cords
14.1st Aid Supplies
15.Pens
16.Pencils
17.Printer paper- white and pastel colored
18.Snacks
19.Bottles Water
Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 22, 2012 12:13 PM (DGIjM)


I'd like to see a 2008 vs 2012 comparison on the cost of these goods.

My one-visit grocery cart bill is now approaching my monthly car payment.

Posted by: ChampionCapua at October 22, 2012 12:21 PM (KZi9D)

161 Little rumor going around DC that the WaPo might not endorse Obama, do some sort "present" vote and endorse neither.

Posted by: Jean


That's so cute. The WaPo still thinks they're relevant. Awwwwww.

Posted by: pep at October 22, 2012 12:21 PM (YXmuI)

162 Shrimp@129


3. Paper plastic cups

4. Paper plates

5. Napkins

6. Sugar

7. Creamer

8. Stirrers

9. Flat bottom filters for coffee (not cone)

10.Extra 10c. Mr. Coffee pot

11.Large sized garbage bags

12.Multi-purpose cleaning supplies



The Dems in Cali have no money?

Posted by: Dianne Feinstein's Finger at October 22, 2012 12:21 PM (z9HTb)

163 #22 - tissues... lots and lots of tissues

#23 Condoms. Lots and lots of condoms.

Posted by: Sandy Fluke at October 22, 2012 12:21 PM (ZKzrr)

164 Second - the black community will eventually drop the racism stupidity and go with "epic failure" because he conned them all.


Posted by: EC at October 22, 2012 11:54 AM


Individual black people will certainly realized that they've been bamboozled by Choom Boy and will work for themselves instead of expecting Teh Gubmint to give them 'sclades, big-screens and lotsa free stuffs. Many already do, though you don't hear from them.

But the "black community" will whine until long after we're all dead and buried about how racists lynched President Historic First©. It's The Man Oppressing the People.

Big Al and Rolex Jesse (senior) have been singin' the same sad old song for so many years now that the "community" has it burned into their collective mind.

Free Huey!!11!! (wherever the fuck he is)

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at October 22, 2012 12:21 PM (ZgX/g)

165 bless WaPo's heart

Posted by: Thunderb at October 22, 2012 12:22 PM (Dnbau)

166 How about a Trump v. Allred in a no holds barred Hell in a Cell cage match?

This "October Surprise" nonsense need to stop!

Posted by: GatorGirl at October 22, 2012 12:22 PM (Oe0Tl)

167 158 Note to self: if Mooch knocks on the door and asks to use my bathroom, don't say yes.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at October 22, 2012 12:20 PM (ZKzrr)


_________________

'Cuz she'll cork your toilet up for a week.

Posted by: tasker at October 22, 2012 12:22 PM (r2PLg)

168 so there's only one original member of Foreigner left?

authentic

Posted by: kinlaw at October 22, 2012 12:23 PM (uLTng)

169 The Dems in Cali have no money?
Posted by: Dianne Feinstein's Finger at October 22, 2012 12:21 PM (z9HTb)


dems in Cali are sure everything is everybody elses responsibility

Posted by: Thunderb at October 22, 2012 12:23 PM (Dnbau)

170 I don't think I've ever seen such a look of misery and dejection on the face of my daughter as I just did a moment ago.

I sat down with her on the sofa and (as calmly as I could) tried to explain to her why the Republicans want the toilets of African Americans to overflow on Election Day. I tried to keep my voice steady, but it became increasingly difficult - the rage and feelings of helplessness were just too much. She could tell something was wrong. I found myself at such a loss for words - nothing made any sense; nothing makes sense anymore. I finally had to admit, " I just don't know - I don't know what's going on in this country anymore..."

When I finished her lower lip started to tremble and her eyes began to fill with tears, "Mommy" she said, "why are the Republicans doing this to the country?" Well, that was it for me: I finally fell apart. I just fell into her arms and we both began sobbing for several minutes. She had to comfort me and get me back on my feet. Sometimes I just think it’s too much, but seeing the strength in my daughters voice helped me to get through.

Posted by: CheChe v.7.0 at October 22, 2012 12:23 PM (feFL6)

171 Off, tuna scented sock.

Posted by: fluffy at October 22, 2012 12:23 PM (z9HTb)

172 again, I take umbrage at the folks of my father and mother's generation being labeled the Greatest Generation.

That's the main thrust. There's a lot of reasons for that no being the case and I only mentioned a few.

Plus where does a generation start and stop.

Some label babies born from 1940 to 1960 as boomers. I've always felt it was about a ten year window that started after D-Day. That was when the births dramatically increased. Yeah the folks who were in WWII were still having babies in the '60's but they weren't a reaction to the ending of the war. They were in response to our prosperity.

And yes, we do have to shoulder some blame for Obama. We let McCain get elected when we knew he was a loser. We failed. We may have had help and there may not have been much we could've done but it was OUR responsibility and we blew it.


Posted by: Jcw46 at October 22, 2012 12:23 PM (Vh0f5)

173 Did some checking, I based on previous hints I think this is Trump's "big" October Surprise: http://tinyurl.com/y8ufsnp

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 22, 2012 12:23 PM (SY2Kh)

174 I liked foreigner back then. The song long long way from home was probably one of my favs.

Posted by: Berserker at October 22, 2012 12:24 PM (FMbng)

175 Were my toilet to overflow on election day, it wouldn't be worse than the stench of defeat emanating from the white house today.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 22, 2012 12:24 PM (DRgeg)

176 54 43 As Carter gave us Reagan and Dinkins gave us Giulliani, Obama will give us Romney.

Prepare for at the minimum, 16 years of Republican Presidents.
Now if we can only get the House and the Senate for that long, we could repair this country!!
Posted by: General Woundwort at October 22, 2012 11:56 AM (06lNq)


If Rubio is Ryan's running mate and West becomes Rubio's, let's go for 32 years, shall we?


You guys make me nervous as hell when you look this far ahead. Let's get through the 6th, then we can look ahead.

And I will be looking ahead to holding Mitt's feet to the fire to follow through. I was not a big Mitt fan, but I, as it seems many others, have become very comfortable with putting the adults in charge.

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at October 22, 2012 12:24 PM (DOEXI)

177 I sat down with her on the sofa and (as calmly as I could) tried to explain to her why the Republicans want the toilets of African Americans to overflow on Election Day.

_______________

LMAO--my gawd "Che Che" you were fast with that.

Michelle Obama keeping it classy--for the folks.

Posted by: tasker at October 22, 2012 12:25 PM (r2PLg)

178 "Sometimes I just think it’s too much, but seeing the strength in my daughters voice helped me to get through.


Posted by: CheChe"

I f*cking love these.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at October 22, 2012 12:25 PM (CoHQw)

179
Well according to that noted CA email above, its a mistake, its not October Surprise, its October Supplies.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 22, 2012 12:25 PM (PHb2k)

180 #25.. self help books
#26... depends

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 22, 2012 12:26 PM (DGIjM)

181 #27 - Industrial drum of petiole oil.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 22, 2012 12:27 PM (kc2b9)

182 Nice ad. Counting me, that's one person in PA that's seen it.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at October 22, 2012 12:27 PM (L7hol)

183 #26... depends
Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 22, 2012 12:26 PM (DGIjM)

_________________

Depends--by the fricking truck load.

Back her up..

*beep* *beep* *beep*

Posted by: tasker at October 22, 2012 12:28 PM (r2PLg)

184 As Carter gave us Reagan and Dinkins gave us Giulliani, Obama will give us Romney.

Prepare for at the minimum, 16 years of Republican Presidents.
Now if we can only get the House and the Senate for that long, we could repair this country!!
Posted by: General Woundwort at October 22, 2012 11:56 AM (06lNq)


Its funny you wold say that because this morning I was thinking about Benghazi and the JEF watching and doing nothing and it reminded me of Dinkins allowing the Crown Heights riots so the "urban yoots" could "blow off a little steam" and resulted in the death of Aussie Rabinic student Yankel Rosenbaum

Posted by: Thunderb at October 22, 2012 12:28 PM (Dnbau)

185 #28 Kool aid

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 22, 2012 12:28 PM (DGIjM)

186 Prediction: no one will watch tonight's debate. Last game of baseball playoffs and Monday night football. No one will be watching....

Posted by: shibumi at October 22, 2012 12:29 PM (z63Tr)

187
Posted by: Jcw46 at October 22, 2012 12:23 PM (Vh0f5)

I guess you'll have to take it up with Brokaw then. Boomers are usually placed as born between 1946 and 1964, btw. I don't know who made that decision.

I like having my parents called the GG, so I cancel you out. ;D

Posted by: Meremortal at October 22, 2012 12:29 PM (1Y+hH)

188
I am waiting for women to boob-flash Mitt like girls at a rock concert before I believe it's true.
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Click below (NSFW)

Posted by: CUS at October 22, 2012 12:30 PM (84pE9)

189 #29 ... we also need people in the drum circle to pump up the volunteers. Bring a drum.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 22, 2012 12:30 PM (DGIjM)

190 #30

we need a papier mache head of Bush, it wil still pass from R-Money

Posted by: Thunderb at October 22, 2012 12:33 PM (Dnbau)

191 189 #29 ... we also need people in the drum circle to pump up the volunteers. Bring a drum.


or a 5 gal. bucket,

Posted by: BignJames at October 22, 2012 12:35 PM (j7iSn)

192 Dan Ratherisms from 2004...Funny , yet sad,
but still damn funny...

http://tinyurl.com/6tpr3

This man went over the hill long ago...

Posted by: AmericanDawg at October 22, 2012 12:35 PM (XIsD/)

193 186
Prediction: no one will watch tonight's debate. Last game of baseball
playoffs and Monday night football. No one will be watching....


Posted by: shibumi at October 22, 2012 12:29 PM

That would be true if there were teams in the Northeast in either of these games.

If nobody watches, it's because unless there's an active war going on, foreign policy bores most voters

Posted by: kbdabear at October 22, 2012 12:36 PM (wwsoB)

194 The ultimate cherry on top of a beat-down sundae would be for Mittens to call up Barry and ask for that stupid "Office of the President Elect" seal.

Posted by: negentropy at October 22, 2012 12:37 PM (27KAF)

195 @158: Bet she would leave one of those Atomic Dumps in it that would take a herd of plumbers to unblock.

Posted by: Buffalo Bills at October 22, 2012 12:37 PM (izA2D)

196 "If nobody watches, it's because unless there's an active war going on, foreign policy bores most voters"

That's so sad. I think foreign policy is really quite interesting.

Sigh. Once again I am in the minority....

Posted by: shibumi at October 22, 2012 12:39 PM (z63Tr)

197 #30: Patchouli
#31: Rolling papers
#32: Extra bongs

Posted by: Tim the Enchanter at October 22, 2012 12:40 PM (izA2D)

198 I'd like to see Trump do a live demo of how a foreigner can donate to Obama, but can't by a bumper sticker. He has the showmanship to pull it off.

Posted by: Jean at October 22, 2012 12:41 PM (hrAg/)

199 My grandmother was an FDR, LBJ, and probably Wilson Democrat. I do blame her for SS and Medicare. She was a Progessive Catholic that believed in Social Justice. And she was in politics.

SS was set up to be a welfare scheme. I told a left-leaning friend a few days ago: "Social Security is solvent only as long as the Baby Boomers are working. As soon as they retire, it goes bankrupt. Why should you get a health insurance policy from the govt. on your 65th birthday that's worth over $1,000 per month? It's just too generous. We cannot afford it."

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 22, 2012 12:43 PM (he2LC)

200 The ultimate cherry on top of a beat-down sundae would be for Mittens to
call up Barry and ask for that stupid "Office of the President Elect"
seal.


Heh. It would be funny, but Romney is too classy to actually use it. Maybe he could toss it on a bonfire.

Posted by: Retread at October 22, 2012 12:43 PM (zxitI)

201 "Little rumor going around DC that the WaPo might not endorse Obama, do some sort "present" vote and endorse neither."

In 1984, this is when I knew Reagan had it in the bag. The WaPo issued a "no endorsement" endorsement. If they do that this year, we are looking at Truman's 40 state landslide.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 22, 2012 12:44 PM (pfm/k)

202 CheChe,

That never gets old. I love it.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 22, 2012 12:47 PM (he2LC)

203 >The JEF is gonna over-react tonight. Romney i in his OODA Loop. Gonna be like the courtroom scene from Mutiny on the Bounty

I showed them, scientifically, Bin Laden had eaten those strawberries. But they were out to get me, but I WAS RIGHT!




you guys seem confused...

Posted by: Jones in CO at October 22, 2012 12:47 PM (8sCoq)

204 193 186
Prediction: no one will watch tonight's debate. Last game of baseball
playoffs and Monday night football. No one will be watching....


Well, no one will be watching in Chicago, Detroit, St.Louis, or San Francisco. No loss.
I think the debate has a chance to out do the baseball game, and maybe the football from 9-930.

I will watch the debate, Jay Cutler's whiny pout pisses me off almost as much as Obama's

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at October 22, 2012 12:47 PM (DOEXI)

205 If you love Foreigner, forget any of the remasters being put out by Warner/Rhino. Right now, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is putting out every Foreigner album on hybrid SACD, and they sound better than any CD that has come before. The first three albums are out now, with "4" coming out soon.

Even if you don't own a SACD player, the CD layer is still worlds better than any of the Warner/Rhino CDs.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at October 22, 2012 12:47 PM (WWuYG)

206 The one thing I've learned from listening to Foreigner is that Foreigner sucks.

Posted by: Big McLargeHuge at October 22, 2012 12:52 PM (f1L/Z)

207
At the risk of losing some cred.....I do like Foreigner's "Feels Like the First Time."

Yeah, I'll admit it.

Posted by: Jack M. at October 22, 2012 12:53 PM (ZXOR3)

208 The one thing I've learned from listening to Foreigner is that Foreigner sucks.

No, you're mistaken. Go listen again. We'll wait....

Posted by: CJ at October 22, 2012 12:54 PM (9KqcB)

209 I like "Cold as Ice" better.

Posted by: shibumi at October 22, 2012 12:55 PM (z63Tr)

210 207 At the risk of losing some cred.....I do like Foreigner's "Feels Like the First Time."Yeah, I'll admit it.
Posted by: Jack M. at October 22, 2012 12:53 PM (ZXOR3)


No cred lost here. I hear it all the time from the young boys.

Posted by: Hairy Reid at October 22, 2012 01:01 PM (YYyqq)

211 "All your base are belong to us." was originally a bad Japanese translation for "Take me to your Leader." like an alien would say when he arrived on Earth with a bad intent. Right now he wouldn't be taken to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, he would be taken to wherever Romney was campaigning. hee hee That!

Posted by: The Smartest Man in the Room at October 22, 2012 01:02 PM (71LDo)

212 Foreigner?

Ok, I'm good with this. As long as it isn't that faggy "I Wanna Know What Love Is".

Stick with Cold as Ice

Posted by: Dave in Texas at October 22, 2012 01:03 PM (pUqSw)

213 And Foreigner was what you heard when you allowed your college roommate to play his sh*tty albums. That and Loverboy, I suppose.

Posted by: The Smartest Man in the Room at October 22, 2012 01:04 PM (71LDo)

214 4.

Many black preachers are put off by his gay marriage stance. He pushed too hard.

Posted by: madamex at October 22, 2012 01:04 PM (e9LVX)

215 Back when I was a wee tyke (<9 years old) I really liked "Hot Blooded" and "Urgent". By the time I was into my late teens, I found the band tiresome--likely due to over-play on the clichéd rock stations. Nowadays, I find them grating not unlike Bob Seager.

Posted by: Big McLargeHuge at October 22, 2012 01:11 PM (f1L/Z)

216 I don't know if I should be embarrassed to admit it, but I've been listening to more Foreigner-type music lately. And less of the old standbys like Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Deicide, Dying Fetus, Etc. Makes me think of the 80s. That's not so bad is it?

Posted by: gm at October 22, 2012 01:14 PM (/kBoL)

217 214 4.

Many black preachers are put off by his gay marriage stance. He pushed too hard.
Posted by: madamex at October 22, 2012 01:04 PM (e9LVX

Not with me, push as hard as you want, Obie

Posted by: Reggie Love at October 22, 2012 01:21 PM (136wp)

218 194, yeah, I thought of that! Mitt is too classy to have some fakey seal, though.

As to Cali, I think the Dems are out of money and so are using it in swing states. This bodes well for Cali--maybe Dems will stay home and we can end the union deductions in paychecks and the tax increases.

Fingers crossed.

Posted by: PJ at October 22, 2012 01:38 PM (DQHjw)

219 lol - there you {lefties} go again, projecting your intentions!

I'm starting to think the October Surprise is gonning to be what they said the eeeeeevil Boooooooooooooosh!1!!!ElEvEnTy!!11!!!! was going to do, ie: martial law to halt/suspend the election until they could put down the rebellious vets.

Posted by: Amy Shulkusky at October 23, 2012 12:57 AM (uMfFZ)

220 sorry - above was for the Rather thread

Posted by: Amy Shulkusky at October 23, 2012 01:01 AM (uMfFZ)






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